Schiebel Pacific & Raytheon Australia will partner for the Australian Army’s LAND129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System
project. A company release from Schiebel informs that the tender response was submitted last week.
Under the teaming agreement Schiebel will provide its CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS and
Raytheon Australia will bring in its 20 year pedigree as a trusted, prime systems integrator across
Fabian Knechtl, Managing Director of Schiebel Pacific, said: “We are very confident that
the capability of the CAMCOPTER® S-100, together with the proposed integration into
existing ADF systems, is the best solution for the Australian Army. Additionally, Raytheon
Australia’s pedigree and experience in sovereign complex systems integration makes
them the perfect partner and our teaming will assure efficient and timely delivery to the
ADF. We are fully committed to the Australian Government’s policy on Australian Industry
Capability (AIC) and have already started the ‘transfer of knowledge’ to our local entity
and our partners. Over the next several years, Schiebel Pacific will become known as a
highly capable Australian UAS provider.”
The Royal Australian Navy operates several Schiebel systems at 822X
Squadron, Nowra, New South Wales.
The CAMCOPTER S-100 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAS features a
small footprint and ability to operate from confined areas, it needs no prepared area or
supporting equipment for take-off and landing and it can be set up and ready in 20
The S-100 operates day and night for up to 8 hours.
The UAV has globally collected more than 100,000 flight hours so far.
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